Court Documents Reveal New Details In Murder Plot Arrest


Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 7:21 pm
By: News 9


New developments in what police call a murder plot.

A federal affidavit and search warrant just unsealed this afternoon lays out a possible motive behind the alleged murder plot that has Preston Rhoads behind bars.

The 14-page affidavit reveals how Rhoads reportedly asked a former co-worker to kill his pregnant girlfriend and her unborn baby.

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Authorities said Rhoads texted a former co-worker telling him he had something serious to discuss with him.

The friend jokingly stated that he can "make people disappear." Rhoads responded via text, saying not to joke about that if you can't deliver.

During a face-to-face meeting, the co-worker said Rhoads showed him a vial and claimed it was Ricin. That same co-worker said Rhoads told him he downloaded a manual explaining how to manufacture the poison.

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The co-worker said, while at Rhoads' home, he found what he believed to be equipment to make ricin in the bathroom.

The affidavit reveals Rhoads wanted to use ricin to harm the girlfriend, because he felt it could not be easily traced.

The document also reveals several other scenarios in which Rhoads suggested his girlfriend be killed.